Tag: The Online Citizen

Opposition politician asks, if Ho Ching’s salary is of public interest, why isn’t it made public?

Chief of the People's Power Party Goh Meng Seng weighed in on the four POFMA correction directions issued over claims about Ho Ching’s Temasek Holdings salary. Citing an example in a Facebook post yesterday (May 14), Mr Goh wrote: “X says Ho Ching's annual salary...

TOC seeks judicial review of Pofma directions on Ho Ching’s salary

The Online Citizen (TOC) socio-political website has applied for a judicial review of correction directions on several online posts about the salary of Temasek Holdings chief executive officer Ho Ching. Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat had instructed the Protection From Online...

TOC Editor Terry Xu, lawyer M Ravi being investigated for contempt of court

Singapore -- The Online Citizen Editor Terry Xu, lawyer M Ravi and two other individuals are being investigated for contempt of court following the publication of online articles and Facebook posts about ongoing court proceedings. The other two persons are Mr Mohan Rajangam and a TOC...

Chief Editor Terry Xu responds saying he “disagrees” after the Law Ministry and MCI accuse TOC of publishing falsehoods

The Chief Editor of The Online Citizen (TOC) Terry Xu has responded on Facebook disagreeing with the Ministry of Law and the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) after they released a joint statement accusing TOC of publishing falsehoods in an article and Facebook...

Singapore’s looming battles in court and the ballot box

In Singapore, with general elections expected in a few months, legal battles over libel are ongoing and there is a real possibility of fights over fake news. One ongoing libel case involves Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s lawsuit against Leong Sze Hian, a shadow...

Petition for Lee Hsien Yang and Lee Wei Ling to defend Terry Xu in court circulates

A petition calling for Lee Hsien Yang and Lee Wei Ling to testify in court and defend the Chief Editor of The Online Citizen in a suit against their brother Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has been circulating. PM Lee is suing The Online Citizen’s...

Old video of Low Thia Khiang commenting on 38 Oxley Road issue recirculates on social media

An old video of Workers’ Party Member of Parliament (MP) speaking in Parliament about 38 Oxley Road has been re-circulated on social media. The YouTube video, published on an official channel ‘govsingapore’ and titled, ‘MP Low Thia Khiang seeking clarifications on 38 Oxley Road’ was...

Director of documentary on TOC hopes people will ask “why Singapore needs a guy like Terry”

Singapore—A documentary on independent news site The Online Citizen (TOC) will premiere at the Freedom Film Fest 2019 on September 28, Saturday, in Kuala Lumpur. Its director has said he hopes people will watch it and “ask why Singapore needs a guy like Terry”—...

The Online Citizen changes name of author in article defaming PM Lee

Over the weekend (September 21), The Online Citizen changed the name of the author who wrote the article that has chief editor Terry Xu being sued for. The publication is being sued for defamation over the article. Earlier this month (September 1), the Prime Minister’s Office...

SMRT Feedback calls out The Online Citizen for hiring a M’sian writer to comment critically on SG society

After facing much backlash from Singaporeans and a lawsuit from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Terry Xu, chief editor of The Online Citizen, now faces allegations by self-styled internet-vigilante group SMRT Feedback by The Vigilanteh that the writer of the article is a foreigner...